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Booklist to Master Hierarchy, Space, and Type

There are so many facets to graphic design that make a difference, but the three that I have seen make a tremendous impact on the function and nuance of a piece's appearance are hierarchy, space, and type. To help understand these in-depth, I thought I would tag in creative professionals across the field writing about these elements of our work because they have dug in deep already for all of us.

Design is always changing. It’s one of the reasons I love it! But–since it’s ever-evolving, it’s super important to keep feeding our brains the good stuff. Even designers well into their careers can benefit from refreshers now and then to get inspired for the next project.

Enjoy perusing, and if you have suggestions to add to the list, please DM me @harthousecreative on Instagram.



  1. Grid Systems In Graphic Design by Josef Müller-Brockmann

  2. Graphic Design Rules: 365 Essential Dos and Don’ts by Peter Dawson, John Foster, and Sean Adams


  1. Graphic Design: The New Basics by Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips

  2. The Typography Idea Book: Inspiration from 50 Masters by Steven Heller and Gail Anderson

  3. Vintage Graphic Design: Type, Typography, Monograms & Decorative Design from the Late 19th & Early 20th Centuries by Steven Heller and Louise Fili

  4. Graphic Design Play Book: An Exploration of Visual Thinking by Sophie Cure (Author), Barbara Seggio (Author)

  5. Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield (Author)

And just for fun, here are a few bonus titles for inspiration.

Author/Editor: Jennifer Hart


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